Digital technology to support young adults in hospital

The Orange Foundation and the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France, represented respectively by their Deputy Chair Christine Albanel and Chair Bernadette Chirac, have just signed an agreement to create a transitional space for young people at Necker paediatric hospital.

For at least 30% of patients with chronic diseases, the transition from paediatric care to adult care is a high-risk phase if appropriate support is not provided. Young people who have had serious diseases since childhood have to take increased responsibility for their own care. The Orange Foundation has donated €150,000 to help create a transitional space for young people ages 13-25 at Necker Hospital, a leading French paediatrics centre.

The project, which will be completed in 2016, follows a massive consultation with the hospital’s medical and administrative teams, patients and their families. It will provide young people with a 150 sq. m space featuring new digital equipment to help them find information, schedule care and communicate with their medical teams and families. In 2014, 11 digital projects funded by the Orange Foundation were implemented in hospitals across France.

The agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by Brigitte Audy, the Secretary General of the Orange Foundation, and Vincent-Nicolas Delpech, the hospital Director.

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